If you’re a fan of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, you’ve probably longed to visit the sunny shores of Dorne or the cobblestone streets of King’s Landing. What you probably could do without is going north of The Wall, and yet that is what HBO Nordic has provided in collaboration with Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Lapland, Finland. There is now a Game of Thrones-themed hotel in Finland, almost 125 miles above the Arctic Circle.
The Game of Thrones hotel offers ten rooms (starting at $200 a night) for guests to stay in overnight, and only overnight due to the frigid temperatures. It can get as cold as 23F (-5C). Not to fear: SnowVillage provides high-caliber thermal sleeping bags along with hot berry juice when you wake up, which sounds appropriately cozy.
SnowVillage is an entire complex that began in 2000, but this is the first season to feature a Game of Thrones hotel. Professional ice sculptors from around the world worked on the various sculptures that decorate the guest rooms. All of the sculptures are based on Martin’s fantastic creations, including a spooky blue-eyed White Walker, the Iron Throne, and Braavos’ Hall of Faces. These are all things fans around the world would gladly wake up to.
On its own, SnowVillage sounds insane. There is a cinema, a chapel, a bar, and a restaurant. Those are all made of and furnished with ice. For guests who’d like to spend more than the one night at SnowVillage, there are also comfy log cabins to stay in. That way you can be sure you won’t miss anything the village has to offer, and you may increase your chances of catching a glimpse at the Northern Lights. Because those are there too.
Find out more on Lapland Hotels’ website. If this sounds like it’s up your alley, book soon because the hotel will only be up until April 30, 2018. If you’ve already been, please let us know in the comments!
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